Paano Tayo Aasenso?

Policy Forum on Local Economic Development
Asian Institute of Management Conference Center
Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
August 7, 2009

The Paano Tayo Aasenso? Policy Forum on Local Economic Development is the second in a series of Galing Pook Foundation’s Forums on Strategic Policy Formulations from Best Local Governance Practice. The Forum seeks to bring together credible examples of local government best practices in local economic development, using integrative, participatory, and action oriented approaches to improve conditions for genuine local economic growth.

Eleven out‐of‐the‐box local economic development solutions, all previous winners of Galing Pook awards, were presented by their respective local managers.

Kalikasan, Ngayon at Kinabukasan!

Policy Forum on the Environment
Asian Institute of Management Conference Center
Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
October 2, 2009

The Kalikasan, Ngayon at Kinabukasan! Policy Forum on the Environment is the last in a series of forums sponsored by Galing Pook together with its partners, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Land Bank of the Philippines, and the Foundation for the Philippine Environment.

Seven outstanding local environment programs were presented to inspire and engage other local governments and organizations to pursue and support similar projects. These previous winners of Galing Pook are:

• Albay Disaster Risk Reduction Program
• Community‐Based Eco‐Tourism Program in Guimaras
• Solid Waste Management in Los Baños, Laguna
• Puerto Princesa Sustainable Environmental Development Program
• Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Development and Protection Program
• Dauin’s Coastal Resource Management Program
• Allah Valley Landscape Development Alliance

Kababaihan, sa Tunay na Kaunlaran!

Forum on Gender in Good Governance
Tower B, EDSA Function Hall, Regalia Tower Suites
P. Tuazon Boulevard, Quezon City
December 12, 2009

The Kababaihan, sa Tunay na Kaunlaran! forum is Galing Pook’s fourth and final activity in a series, this time, focusing on women and gender. This is in recognition that the government, especially at the local level, has to pay attention and place the interests of women and children in the mainstream of governance. This forum is expected to provide an important input for sectoral concerns to be incorporated in local governance, in particular, the women’s agenda that will be the output of this workshop. This workshop aims to first, look at models of gender‐responsive governance, and second, identify policy recommendations that will advocate gender in good governance. The next challenge will be pushing this agenda for policy adoption in the legislative and executive branch, especially at the local level.